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Greater Trilby News

Serving the Tri-Community Area

Vol. 1, Issue 6 –October 2005


Association Recognizes Volunteers at Awards Dinner

“The things we are doing make a difference and we’re happy to do it,” said Roger Kaminski, one of the founders of The Christian Edge, a Christian coffeehouse in Lacoochee where tri-community citizens can enjoy themselves Saturday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  His coffeehouse received the award for the best non-profit organization at the Greater Trilby Community Association awards dinner on Thursday evening, September 29, 2005. 


Kaminski’s philosophy sums up the feelings of all the volunteers who were honored at the dinner, which was held at the Trilby United Methodist Church and also celebrated the association’s one-year anniversary of incorporation.  About twenty-five people came to the event to applaud the award recipients and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the association board members.  There was so much food that the three tables set up to hold the food appeared to be groaning under the strain (as were the people when the meal was over).

President Herb Green, assisted by board chair, Denny Mihalinec and secretary, Richard Riley, presented nine awards.  Denny Mihalinec received the Citizen of the Year Award for working with others in the creation of the association, promoting the tri-community, helping to acquire parks and other resources, and possessing undefeatable enthusiasm.  

Kim Rowe’s Kim’s Play-A-Round received the Business of the Year Award for outstanding fundraising, positive promotion of the Tri-Community, and the creation of a community bike club, the Trilby Trains. 

Eileen Lamb received the Volunteer of the Year Award for organizing and promoting community activities and craft and social events, participating in the Security Patrol, and her constant involvement in board governance. 

Evalyne Green received the Senior of the Year Award for active participation in community events, the Security Patrol and the Methodist woman’s ministry. 

Herb Green received the Security Officer of the Year Award for creating and promoting the association’s security patrol, establishing the first local mounted Security Patrol in Florida and expanding the patrol to include EMT training. 

Jeremiah Fink received the Youth of the Year Award for constant attendance and involvement in community meetings and activities, and active participation in Security Patrol and NJROTC. 

The Trilby United Methodist Church, represented by Pastor Juan Garay, and the New Life Assembly of Trilacoochee, represented by Pastor Dave Raley, were co-recipients of the Church of the Year Award for active participation, support and leadership of the Tri-Community, cooperation with local social agencies, and organization and operation of a local food bank. 

Finally, Richard and Kathryn Riley received a special Bankston-Couey Community Service Award, donated by Lil Couey, for their participation in association events, duties and dedicated support of community activities such as The Christian Edge.

The association plans to make the awards dinner an annual event.  President herb Green asks tri-community residents to start thinking now about who should receive recognition next year and plan to attend the dinner to cheer them on.


Left to right in photo above:

Eileen Lamb, Pastor Juan Garay, Denny Mihalinec, Jeremiah Fink, Kathy Riley, Richard Riley, Evalyne Green, Herb Green, and Roger Kaminski.  Photo by Joe Potter, Pasco News

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Dr. Rose Sims, a past pastor at the Trilby United Methodist Church for 7 years in the 1980s, was an honored guest.  Dr. Sims rejuvenated the church and was responsible for building the present 250-seat sanctuary, the life center where the dinner was held, the education building, a youth center and a missionary parsonage.  “Hundreds of churches all around the world have been inspired by your story, Trilby,” Dr. Sims said as she talked about her memories of Trilby and her book, New Life For Dying Churches!

Photo by Joe Potter, Pasco News

The Greater Trilby News
“Serving the Tri-community area”

Publisher:  The Greater Trilby Community Association,

Herb Green --

Editor:  Kathryn Riley --


The Greater Trilby News is a monthly publication of The Greater Trilby Community Association, Inc., and serves the tri-community area consisting of Lacoochee, Trilacoochee, and Trilby.  This newsletter accepts articles concerning the association’s activities and articles of interest to the area.

Your business or organization can place an ad in the newsletter.  The rates for donations and the sizes of ads are as follows:


1 month

3 months

6 months

 1 year

Business card

(1/10 page)





One-fifth page





(Because of limited production capabilities, these two sizes are the only available options at this time.)
This newsletter also accepts free ads describing sale items in 30 words or fewer.
Ads and articles must be submitted by the third Monday of the month.  Mail submissions to:  Kathy Riley

Trilby, the Movie, Showing Planned

            The October 20 General Meeting will have a showing of the 1915 silent movie version of George du Maurier’s novel, “Trilby” at 7 pm.

            Local historian and new board member, Scott Black will host the presentation that will be held in the Trilby United Methodist Church.  Popcorn and sodas will be available




Ridge Manor United Methodist Church
1st Annual Pumpkin Patch
34350 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor

Join us for some fall fun – pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, Indian corn, gourds, or even make your own scarecrow as a family!  Pumpkin prices start as low as $.50 and are priced according to size.  All proceeds will go toward local and global mission work.

While supplies last, we have mini pumpkins for teachers and classes, and FREE educational field trips for students and teachers.  Times and supplies are limited so call today!

Bring your family, neighbors, friends, have your photo taken, paint a pumpkin, make a scarecrow or just enjoy a walk through the 1,000 pumpkins in our pumpkin patch.  There’s fun for everyone.


Pumpkin Patch Hours
Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
October 16th through October 31st

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Domestic Violence Prevention Topic of Trilby Meeting


It claims more victims in a year nationwide than even a terrible hurricane.  In 2004, 5000 incidents of this were reported in Pasco County and that is only 1/3 of the actual incidents in the county.  It affects all kinds of people: every age, race, religion, education level and sex can feel its effects, but women are the vast majority of its victims.  And it may be passed from one generation to the next.  Forty-two per cent of children who experience this may grow up to commit this in their relationships later in life.  These were only some of the shocking facts Lillian Hendrix and Laura Farley presented about domestic violence to the members of the Greater Trilby Community Association during its September general meeting.

Farley and Hendrix, who work at the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Dade City, which is part of Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc., explained what domestic violence is.  Domestic violence occurs when a person does whatever is necessary to gain power and control over his/her partner.  It starts with emotional abuse and escalates to isolation of the victim to keep the abuser in control, and if the victim resists, physical abuse ensues.  “It never gets better; it only gets worse,” Laura Farley said.

Sunrise, Inc. offers services related to the many forms of domestic abuse, such as senior outreach that provides intervention, counseling, etc., to senior citizens that are abuse victims, a confidential emergency shelter where women and children can stay for up to six weeks while they learn about healthy relationships and make future plans, and children’s programs to help children with individual assessment, counseling and support. 

One member of the Trilby Community Association spoke up and told of the assistance that Sunrise gave to her and her family when she moved from another county to Pasco, recently. 

Sunrise, Inc also has training programs for professionals who may encounter domestic violence, an emergency response team and the Solutions Thrift Store from which the proceeds support other Sunrise programs.

Farley and Hendrix closed the program by showing the audience that there are ways that the public can help stop the violence.  “Speak up when you see abuse happening,” they stated, “instead of staying silent because an abuser may interpret your silence as condoning the behavior.  Boycott movies, video games or television shows that portray domestic violence.”  They suggested that people could: also spread the word in the workplace by downloading a screen saver at that says Stop the Violence – Together, Women and Men.  One can wear a ribbon to show support of the issue:  Purple denotes women who have survived domestic violence, teal represents sexual assault awareness and concern, and blue represents child abuse awareness. 

If you wish to volunteer, you may call 352-521-3000 and speak to people at the thrift store on Rt. 52 in Dade City.

According to their extensive handouts, if you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, you can call one of these numbers to get help:  Sunrise’s 24-hour hotline, 352-521-3120; Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, 352-521-5100; Dade City Police Department, 352-521-1493; Zephyrhills Police Department, 813-780-0050.


Laura Farley (left) and Lillian Hendrix of Sunrise Center take turns presenting information and distributing handouts to the members of the Trilby Community Association.            

Photo by Richard K Riley


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October 2005 Community Events 








CC = Community Center

 TMC = Trilby Methodist Church








Crafts 11-1 at CC

Elaine’s Cloggers,5:30 to 8:00 pm at CC

Crime Watch, 7:00 pm at TMC


Pioneer Doll Club at CC

One-stroke painting *, 3-5 p.m. at CC



Painting class, 10 am to 2:00 p.m. at CC




Line dancing

10-11:30 a.m. at CC



10 – Columbus Day –

Crafts 11-1 at CC

Elaine’s Cloggers




Painting class





Line dancing




Crafts 11-1 at CC

Elaine’s Cloggers

GTCA History Comm. 6 pm at TMC

GTCA board meeting, 7 pm at TMC




Painting class


GTCA general meeting, 7 – 8 pm at TMC
Movie “Trilby”


Line dancing




Crafts 11-1 at CC

Elaine’s Cloggers



Painting class




Line dancing



31 – Halloween –



* This is a tentative schedule for one-stroke painting.  Please call Eileen Lamb at 583-4584, for registration and details about this class and others,


Elegant Edibles – by Eileen Lamb


Easy Bean Soup

6 strips of bacon, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
3 cups of Great Northern beans, canned
3 cups of chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Brown bacon in a heavy pot.  Add onion and celery and cook until the onion and celery are soft.  Add the beans and broth.  Simmer about 20 minutes.


Pistachio Cake

1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1cup sour milk (To make the milk sour, add 1tablespoon of vinegar to the milk.)
3 tbl water
½ cup oil
1 pkge. pistachio instant pudding
1 tbl almond extract

½ cup chopped nuts
½ cup sugar
1 tbl cinnamon  

Mix the first seven ingredients together for 5 minutes.  In a separate bowl mix together the nuts, sugar, and cinnamon.  Alternate the two mixtures in layers in a greased bundt pan starting with the cake mix mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes.

If you have any recipes you would like to share, please send them to Kathy Riley, P.O. Box 6, Trilby, FL 33593 or e-mail them to, and they’ll appear in the association newsletter. 


FOR SALE –1986 Circle J, steel, three-horse stock trailer modified to two-horse with changing room -- 2060 gwt. --$2500 or best offer.  Contact Richard and Kathy Riley  -- 20235 Old Trilby Road, Dade City, FL  352 583-4994


BUFFERZ, “Details Done Right!”, Car cleaning and detailing.  owner: Allen McVay, Local employee: Jason Fink.  Phone: 813-426-2151,